McHenry County Illinois Residents concerned about the direction our 2030 Land Use Plan is taking us. We work to preserve farmland, open space and water. Keep our county green.
In 2006, the Healthy Communities Survey, coordinated by United Way agencies, found that 89% of McHenry County residents think environmental protection is just as important as residential development. In 2007, 65 percent of local voters supported a referendum to increase property taxes so that MCCD could issue about $72 million in bonds to buy more land for conservation purposes.
Between 70 and 80 percent of voters responded in a statewide May 2009 poll that, despite the current economy, they think the state should spend more money to protect land and water resources.
From an article in the Septembe 12 Woodstock Independent written by Lisa Haderlein, of The Land Conservancy.